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that muhammad musry, the imam from central florida who was meeting with pastor jones did not say that we have spoken directly to and pastor jones says he was never there when a phone call was made. he said he feels he's been tricked, lied to, he's been hoodwinked. it was very clear from the first moments of that discussion, especially when imam muhammad musry from central florida began to speak that they were speaking a different language here, and then when we asked the pastor jones, okay, so you're not going to burn the korans here on saturday, you're going to go to new york, who are you meeting with, what time, where? didn't have any of those answers. it may also be this is his way to bow out. maybe this is how he can say there was confusion and he bows out. needless to say, the pressure has been intense. nbc has confirmed there was a phone call today from secretary of defense gates to the pastor. that was at around 4:00. and about an hour later is when he came out and made that announcement with all the world's eyes on this field in rural florida waiting to find out if and when he was goi
today from our guest or via our guest standing by, imam muhamma muhammad musri, standing by from the islamic society of central florida who says he has arranged a meeting between jones and imam rauf of the islamic center planned for two blocks from ground zero in new york city. jones described this as a deal to move that islamic center in new york and said then that not only was he canceling his koran burning saturday but that no one should burn any korans. that was what he said then. >> we are, of course, now against any other group burning korans obviously. we have accomplished our goal. we have accomplished what we feel god wants us to do. we would right now ask no one to burn korans. we are very, very strong on that. as strong as we were that they should burn korans. it is now not the time to do it. >> mr. jones was told, however, that new york organizers of that islamic center said they have not agreed to move it. jones was asked whether he felt tricked in exactly what he was told. >> that the imam would move the mosque from ground zero. i was told he cannot move it tomorrow
, muhammad musri, the leader from florida who met with jones yesterday says he thinks the meeting could happen sometime early next week. >>> earlier today, president barack obama urged americans to hang on to their belief in religious tolerance. the president said the public has to remember that the country's enemy is not islam, but al-queda and other extremist groups. mr. obama says we can't turn on each other and let fear divide us. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i am president of the united states, to remind the american people that we are one nation under god, and we may call that god difference names, but we remain one nation. >> to mark tomorrow's anniversary, president obama will travel to arlington, take part in a service at the pentagon memorial. joe biden will travel to ground zero in new york. first lady michelle obama will join first lady laura bush at the flight 93 crash site in pennsylvania. >>> tonight, some somewhere out there is the person who shot and killed a teenager who was just ridin
made. >> if this turns out to be true, he clearly, clearly lied to us. >> reporter: muhammad musri who negotiated with jones, says the only agreement was for both men to travel to manhattan on saturday. the goal, meeting with the center's organizers. >> it is a brokered deal. basically, this had to happen before a meeting over there would happen. >> reporter: everyone from religious leaders to political figures has urged jones to cancel the event. president obama warned it could endanger the troops and called it a recruiting tool for islamic terrorists. thursday cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged muslims to take revenge. fearing possible retaliation, the state department issued a travel warning for americans abroad. officials have also urged u.s. embassies to be on high alert. >> we really pray that this situation turns out -- turns out good. >> reporter: but time is quickly running out to find a solution that satisfies everyone. and, again, muslim leaders say there is no agreement with jones and issued this statement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other,
location. >> reporter: the man who apparently brokered the deal is muhammad musri ps. >> i have made this morning contact with the office of imam feisal abdul rauf, and got the commitment to fly up to new york and meet with him in the company of pastor jones to discuss and come to a decision on relocating the mosque. i want to thank pastor jones for his courage. >> reporter: the pastor seems to think that moving the center is a certainty. >> the mosque would be moved from the present location. i asked him three times or four times, and i have witnessed, and he made that promise. >> reporter: but immediately after the speech, i spoke to imam musri. is this set in stone? >> it is... a brokered deal, basically. this had to happen before a meeting over there would happen. so -- >> reporter: "this" meaning the end of this event? >> right. and the office of the imam said there is a commitment from the imam to meet with me and if i was to bring pastor jones along. >> reporter: the pastor seems to think that this is a sure thing, that this center will be moved, that he has your word. >> he s
" with keith olbermann, keith asked the director of the islamic society of central florida, imam muhammad musri, what he told the pastor of that group that wants to burn the korans on 9/11. >> i told him i arranged for a meeting up in new york if he gives up the event on saturday. and i told him clearly, i am not in any way connected to the event in new york. i have no control over it. i cannot promise you that it will be moved. but my position is for it to be relocated to more ideal position, somewhere we can avoid the controversy that's going on on that side. i said i advocate for that, prior to this incident here, and i'm willing to go personally to new york to do that. he clearly understood that there were no cut deals over there in new york. >> be sure to join keith olbermann each night as he counts down the day's stories, that's weeknights at 8:00 eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> a federal judge in california is planning to issue an injunction to stop the government from enforcing a ban on openly gay service members in the military. yesterday the judge declared the
to the microphones. pastor terry jones and imam muhammad musri from here in florida had a major announcement. an islamic center would be moved to a different location. jones for his part would not burn korans. >> the american people do not want the mosque there and of course muslims do not want us to burn the koran. e imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> reporter: pastor jones insisted he had a deal with imam rauf n. new york brokered by the man at his side imam muhammad musri but wait a minute. musri said he never made a deal. he never even talked directly with imam feisal rauf. he only talked to his wife who agreed to set up a meeting on saturday. >> the imam is correct in his statement there is no deal and we are not bartering. but we are trying -- i'm trying to resolve two delicate situations that have ramifications around the world. >> reporter: but by the time you left there and walked out here with pastor jones, it went from you saying that we can meet with the imam in new yor
was planning to do on saturday. >> hopefully that is the truth. imam muhammad musri, thank you for your time tonight. >>> welcome back, professor. >> always good to be here, brother olbermann. >> he's a kind and gentle man, but i think he's overreaching here unfortunately because i think that the unpredictable and arbitrary terrorism being practiced, the bigotry of pastor jones has to be called for what it is. this is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to engage in the most narcissistic form of media and broader world. a 50-member church commanding international and global awareness precisely because of his refusal to acknowledge the basic principles of his faith, which teach him not to hate other people, not to dog other people, not to demonize other people. even jesus says i have members and sheep of other flocks that you don't even know about. we have to at least have enough religious humility to say he may not be christian but they have honorable members that deserve be to be heard equally as much as christians themselves. >> to say nothing of standing in the bible. how do the pol
will go back to what he was planning to do on saturday. >> hopefully that is the truth. imam muhammad musri, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, keith. >> let's turn to michael eric dyson. welcome back, professor. >> always good to be here, brother olbermann. do you think you know what happened here and happening here and the imam's faith that we are not going to have a koran burning on saturday is justified? >> i think it is overreaching. he's a kind and gentle man, but i think he's overreaching here unfortunately because i think that the unpredictable and arbitrary terrorism being practiced, the rhetorical terrorism, the bigotry of pastor jones has to be called for what it is. this is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to engage in the most narcissistic form of ma nip lagts of media and the broader world. a 50-member church commanding international and global awareness precisely because of his recalcitrants as refusal to ak knock the basic principles of his faith, which teach him not to hate other people, not to dog other people, not to demonize other people. even
muhammad al musri of orlando. but it only got weirder. christiane amanpour was doing an interview with the m ma'am building the mosque near ground zero, at the very moment the press conference in florida was happening. and he had a very different take. >> how can you equate burning of any person's scripture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? >> reporter: the imam made it clear, no deal. i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, he said. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other, nor are we here to barter. it was another dramatic turn. pastor jones told us tonight, he feels betrayed. >> we had a clear promise from the imam here in that meeting. there were several people who can confirm that. we find that very devastating, if that is true that would mean that the imam here lied to us. we hope that that is not true, and that we can still come to some type of a agreement on this matter. >> reporter: if the plan for the islami
muhammad musri. >> i have made this morning contact with the office of imam and got the commitment to fly out to new york and meet with him in the company of pastor jones. >> reporter: but soon thereafter, islamic center officials in new york denied there was any agreement to move it. saying in a statement, i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, however i have not spoken to pastor jones or imam musri. musri says he only told jones he had arranged a meeting, but it is now unclear whether jones will change his mind once again about his planned protest. kelly cobiella, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >>> pastor terry jones joins us now from gainesville, also with us from orlando is imam muhammad musri. good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> pastor jones, let me ask you first, what is the status of the event to burn the koran on 9/11? what is the status of it this morning? >> right now we have called the event off, based upon the offer that the imam gave us. he came here yesterday after hearing a radio program in which i mentioned that we would
now from gainesville, also with us from orlando is imam muhammad musri. good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> pastor jones, let me ask you first, what is the status of the event to burn the koran on 9/11? what is the status of it this morning? >> right now we have called the event off, based upon the offer that the imam gave us. he came here yesterday after hearing a radio program in which i mentioned that we would be willing to cancel our event if they were willing to move the mosque from ground zero location. he came to me yesterday with that proposal, saying that would be done. >> all right. did you feel like you were lied to yesterday? >> i did not feel like i was lied to yesterday as he was talking to me, no. he is a man of god, according to his faith. and i did not expect him to lie to me. i took him at his word. >> all right. imam musri, help us understand the root of this misunderstanding, then. >> there should be no misunderstanding. we simply are in the process of a moving situation. and the first part was the understanding with the pastor about
now to the imam pastor jones was talking about. muhammad musri. he's the leader of the islamic society in florida. you heard pastor jones right there. he said you promised him, if you cancel the burning, the mosque will be moved. and if you deny saying that, you're lying. what's your response? >> first of all, thank you. and second, i do not have any control over the mosque in new york. nor do i have control over pastor jones over here. as a gesture of goodwill, i stepped in to explain to pastor jones the gravity of the situation. and while i was meeting with him, he got that call from secretary of state -- of defense gates. >> you were there in the room while he got the call? >> yes. and he technically was changed and was about to make that decision, regardless of that offer or not. that offer wasn't on the table. >> you think secretary gates convinced him? >> i think secretary of defense made it clear to him that this is putting our troops in great danger. and he ought to cancel it. i tried to close the deal and told him that today, hundreds of millions of muslims will be celebrating
, the two controversies had collided. the man who jones says brokered the deal, imam muhammad al musri of orlando. but it only got weirder. abc's christiane amanpour was doing an exclusive interview with the new york imam who is building the islamic center near ground zero, feisal abdul rauf, at the very moment the press conference in florida was happening. and he had a very different take. >> how can you equate burning of any person's scripture with an attempt to build interfaith dialogue? >> reporter: then in a written statement, the imam made it clear, no deal. i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, he said. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other. nor are we here to barter. it was another dramatic turn. pastor jones told us he feels betrayed. >> we had a clear promise on the imam here. in that meeting, there were several people who can confirm that. >> if the mosque, the plan for the islamic center here in new york is not changed, would you go fo
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